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[OT] Invoking Perl via batchfile: ampersand in PATH [Solved]by Athanasius (Chancellor)
|on Nov 02, 2015 at 09:01 UTC||Need Help??|
Athanasius has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I run a portable edition of Strawberry Perl (under Windows 8.1) invoked by the batch file portableshell.bat which contains the following line:
This has been working well. However, after updating MySQL and installing MySQL Workbench, I now have a directory:
which has also been added to the PATH environment variable. Now, when I open a normal Windows command prompt, the PATH is set correctly; but when I run portableshell.bat the ampersand in the directory name is interpreted as a “special character” and the path is truncated.
Google search has led me to the following suggested fixes:
I’ve tried these in various permutations, but so far nothing works. :-(
Yes, I could rename the directory, but I’m afraid this will break, e.g., MySQL Notifier.
So, is there an equivalent of quotemeta for Windows batch files? Or another workaround?